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Jack Ma Foundation awards $1 million to African entrepreneurs

The Jack Ma Foundation on Saturday hosted its first annual Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) grand finale awarding $1 million in prize money to 10 entrepreneurs from across Africa. The ANPI is a flagship initiative of the Jack Ma Foundation, created by Jack Ma after his first trip to Africa in 2017. The aim of the prize is to support and inspire the next generation of African entrepreneurs who are building a more sustainable and inclusive economy for the future. In its inaugural year, nearly 10,000 entrepreneurs from 50 countries…

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Africa World 

Crowdfunding: Your guide to launch a project

Years ago, a young man by the name of Blake Mycoskie traveled to Peru. He was struck by the poverty and particularly the fact that so many children had no shoes. He made a commitment to do something about that. The end result was the founding of Toms Shoes – a for-profit company with a higher purpose. Mycoskie began to make and sell shoes, as a retailer. The one caveat was this – for every pair of shoes purchased, he would donate one pair to a needy child. Mycoskie’s timing…

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African female entrepreneurs take lead in cocoa innovations

Africa is a leading continent when it comes to the production of cocoa. Ghana and Ivory Coast together produce majority of the world’s cocoa beans but the continent struggles to rake in significant amount of money from just selling their beans in their raw state. African entrepreneurs largely dominated by women are now taking up the challenge to add value to the cocoa beans through various innovations. This month many of these female entrepreneurs showcased their innovations at a cocoa and chocolate expo in Ghana’s capital Accra. Dozens of business…

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SFAN’s SEWAfrica event gives hope to young Africans

Hundreds of young Africans have gathered in Accra for the first-ever Student Entrepreneurship Week Pan-Africa SEWAfrica event in Ghana’s capital Accra. The participants are beaming with hope for the future as they continue to engage with potential investors. The event opened on Monday at the Ecobank Head Office in Accra. It is being put together by the Stars From All Nations (SFAN), with the support from Ecobank Ghana. Day 2 of #SEWAfrica = expectations exceeded on EVERY count!! Thank you @akua_nm, @babs_ofori, @EcobankGhanaLtd & all our trainers, coaches + everyone…

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